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Webinar recording: Blockchain and smart contracts

Our Technology & Digital Team, and Partner Sally Mewies held a webinar discussion with Senior Associate Luke Jackson covering blockchain technologies and all the potential they have in the financial services sector and supply chain.

Podast: Proptech – an opportunity not a threat

By Mehar Patel If we take the traditional management of a block of flats as an example: you might have one person collecting rent, feeding that information into an accounts system, chasing unpaid rent, deciding whether to escalate unpaid rents, paying the money to the owner, paying money to the bank. You might then have […]



BLP promotes 17 in London-focused promotions round

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has promoted 17 lawyers to its global partnership with the vast majority (82 per cent) of new partners based in the firm’s London office. London will see 14 new partners made up while BLP’s Moscow and Singapore office will see two and one made up respectively. The firm’s real estate department saw the […]

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Nigel Knowles announces retirement from DLA Piper

DLA Piper has announced that Nigel Knowles will step down from the roles of global co-chairman and senior partner on 30 April. Knowles has worked at the firm for the last 38 years and will retire as a partner on 30 June. He will continue working as a consultant to the global firm. Global co-CEO […]

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Freshfields and Linklaters win roles on proposed LSE and Deutsche Boerse tie-up

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer is advising longstanding client London Stock Exchange Group (LSE) on its potential merger with Linklaters’ client Deutsche Boerse. LSE is seeking counsel from Freshfields partners Andrew Hutchings, Mark Rawlinson and Piers Prichard Jones, with the deal expected to be an all-share merger of equals under a new holding company. Meanwhile, Linklaters London […]


DLA Piper partner investigated by SRA for sexist emails

DLA Piper sports partner Nick West is facing a hearing by the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT) after sending a string of sexist emails to Premier League boss Richard Scudamore. The email exchange, which took place in 2014, contained sexist jokes relating to Scudamore’s female colleagues. The Premier League boss’ secretary leaked the emails to the […]

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